Fun with Puffins (Lunga – July 2017)

landscape, Nature, photography, Travel, Uncategorized

Puffins spend more time at sea than on land. Most of the year a puffin lives out on the ocean, only returning during mating season. During this time Male and female puffins share the responsibility of building a nest for the safekeeping of their eggs.

Making a next

Puffins breed in burrows often making use of rabbit burrows to avoid having to dig one for their own use.

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A puffins beak is only coloured orange during mating season. For the rest of the year the puffins beak is a dull grey colour.

Grooming

Facing the wind

A baby puffin is called a ‘puffling’. A mother calls for her puffling below, on land Puffins are very talkative however at sea, where they spend most of their time, they are silent.

Searching for her Puffling

An average puffin weighs about the same as a can of Coke.

Puffin portrait


I’d highly recommend a trip to Lunga off the west coast of Scotland as a great way to visit these animals and explore all of the wildlife this part of the world has to offer!

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